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More SMBs Adopt BYOD Policies

By Arselia Gales
March 22, 2013 - News

A large number of small- and medium-size businesses (SMBs) are developing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies.

According to a February survey of SMB IT managers by iGR, nearly 62 percent said there is an official BYOD policy at their company. The survey also found that 73 percent of employees' companies unofficially permit their workers to use personal devices for work purposes.

"Rather than reaching saturation, our survey results show that the number of employees who bring their own devices has grown significantly since 2012," said Iain Gillott, president and founder of iGR, a market research consultancy focused on the wireless and mobile industry. "There continue to be opportunities for BYOD solutions and strategies in this market. We found that the Bring Your Own Device trend is growing for tablets, as well as smartphones."

iGR's new market research report, "SMBs: The Ongoing BYOD Trend," provides an overview of the adoption of Bring Your Own Device policies at SMBs in the U.S. The study addresses the characteristics of SMBs with and without BYOD policies, types of personal devices that are officially permitted and other BYOD-related topics.

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